Interferon Treatment For Hep C

  • by Medembassy

Before sofosbuvir and harvoni appeared in, mostly use Ribavirin , basic have no Ribavirin now.

Ribavirin for the synthesis of nucleoside antiviral drugs. In vitro cell culture test showed that ribavirin for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) selective inhibition. Ribavirin is a prodrug, when microbial genetic carrier similar to purine nucleotides of RNA, it may interfere with viral replication of RNA metabolism. How does it affect the replication of the virus, it is not clear. But for the treatment of hepatitis c is a very good effect.

Harvoni is made by juxtaposing Sovaldi and ledipasvir and requires the patient to just pop up one pill each day. It enhances speedy recovery and have created a record of curing 90 percent of the patients affected with Hepatitis C Type 1 completely. But the problem with the drugs is that it is quite expensive. Harvoni costs around 1, 125$ per pill for a course treatment of 12 weeks. But, if you are in India, it can be made available at much cheaper price.

We have grown up in India with the knowledge of a virus borne disease called Hepatitis B, against which people were vaccinated beforehand. But with time, new viruses are emerging and Hepatitis C is among one of them, which has brought the scientists together to find effective cures for it.

Hepatitis C is a blood borne infection caused by HCV virus and directly affects the liver leading to its damage, liver cirrhosis, liver cancer and even death. It does not show symptoms in the beginning and shows its presence gradually.

Previously for the cure of Hepatitis C, the drugs that were used had side effects. Therefore, scientists have come up with two very effective drugs for the cure of the C virus- Harvoni and Sovaldi. These have fewer side effects and are highly effective for the treatment.

How much is the harvoni?

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